In order to tackle the mounting environmental, social and economic challenges that humanity faces due to the impacts of climate change and other crises, agroecological and other sustainable good practices are needed to be put forward – and upscaled. To achieve this, empowering agriculture-focused organization in the form of collective action – organized and carried about by a group of people – may present a working alternative. This publication showcases a number of different forms of collective action with the aim to provide a better understanding of their specific contexts, operations, challenges and opportunities supported by the activities carried out within the frame of BOND project (Bringing Organisations and Network Development to higher levels in the Farming Sector in Europe). The report points out that networking, sharing of experiences, capacity building and education tailored to the needs of agricultural actors using participatory methods with a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary approach are essential to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, equitable and environmentally-conscious agri-food system. Finally, the report also helps decision-makers in both countries by providing policy recommendations formulated by farmers and other related actors (researchers, members of civil society organisations, etc.) – addressing for instance regenerative agricultural practices, green public procurement and social economy – as means to promote the widespread usage of sustainable practices, measures and to create the enabling environment for the transition and to regenerate our food systems.
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